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Swinhoe's Plover Charadrius dealbatus  
Swinhoe's Plover
Photographer : © Manjula Mathur
Location :Laem Pak Bia Beach, Petchaburi, Thailand
Date : 12 March 2017
English synonyms:White-faced Plover
Bird Family :Charadriinae - Plovers, Dotterels & Lapwings
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Originally described by Robert Swinhoe in 1870 as Aegialites [Charadrius] dealbatus but later confused with Kentish Plover subspecies. Recently re-established as a full species, although status yet to be confirmed by DNA analysis. See:
Bakewell, D.N. and Kennerley, P.R. (2008) Field characteristics and distribution of an overlooked Charadrius plover from South-East Asia. Birding Asia 9:46-57
Kennerley, P.R., Bakewell, D.N. and Round, P.D. (2008) Rediscovery of a long-lost Charadrius plover from South-East Asia. Forktail 24: 63-79
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